cmiVFX - High End Online Visual Effects Training

CMIVFX | 
2014
THE LEADERS IN HIGH END VIDEO TRAINING FOR THE VISUAL EFFECTS INDUSTRY
Universe Beta c13b906

Messages

Chat . . .

  • No open channels. Click the "+" to start one.
  • (Add a person to this channel using the global search)

    Sign Up & Follow

    Exclusive Content

    For over 10 years, we at cmiVFX have been providing valuable lessons in both real world and experimental techniques that define the very fabric of the Visual Effects Industry. Our training material cannot be found anywhere else because we provide you with knowledge from mentors who have contributed to a number of the world's most famous movies, advertisements, and media. We operate based on your participation. Each and every sale funds new lessons and web development. Come be a part of the vfx community and join with thousands of others who have made cmiVFX their indispensable source for visual effects and computer training. (REGISTER HERE)

    New Training Weekly

    cmiVFX has the fastest growing mentor base from active professionals that are working in the industry today. Our Mentors and educators have built a complete learning experience with each and every video. We are a 100% profit sharing company. When you buy from us, you are buying directly from the mentors! (Join cmiVFX in a fair global partnership today)

    Subscription

    The cmiVFX Subscription allows for you to get all the videos in the cmiVFX Library for whatever amount of time you specify. Even the new ones! You may subscribe and register just yourself or more than one user, in one step, here:

    New Releases

    Houdini Craft Automobile System Volume 1

    Houdini Craft Automobile System Volume 1

    Do you wish that craft animation tools were available to you in Houdini? Want to drive your vehicles in real time? Youve come to the right place!

    Modo and Zbrush Game Assets Workflow

    Modo and Zbrush Game Assets Workflow

    Learn to create a high-end game asset using Modo and Zbrush with varomix....

    Autodesk Flame Premium Migration Guide

    Autodesk Flame Premium Migration Guide

    Learn how to use Flame and Smoke in such a short period of time that afterwards you can immediately start your own project confidently.

    Living Creatures in Realflow Vol 01

    Living Creatures in Realflow Vol 01

    Learn how to use liquids and fluids with creatures. Well cover body liquids (such as blood, slime, and tears), wounds, and even tearing effects for skin and flesh using Realflows Hybrido solver.

    Nuke-Mari Workflows

    Nuke-Mari Workflows

    Salah Soltane teaches you match moving in Nuke, modeling in Maya, painting in Mari, and even final compositing. Youll definitely enjoy this course.

    Lua Scripting Language Quick Start

    Lua Scripting Language Quick Start

    Lua has become an extremely popular programming language, so much so that its achieved a critical mass of developers in the game industry, meaning Lua skills are transferable from company to company. Thats partly due to its speed and the ease with which developers can embed Lua into a game engine. Steve Champagne takes the viewer through obtaining and installing Lua, Lua fundamentals, and step by step examples of Lua scripts, embedding Lua in a C/C++ application, and extending Lua.

    Houdini Destruction Series: Missile Strike volume 2

    Houdini Destruction Series: Missile Strike volume 2

    Volume 2 of this project moves quickly as you create the details of the missile blast, work with materials and shading, discuss rendering, and look at ways to improve the effect.

    Houdini Fur Tools

    Houdini Fur Tools

    Laszlo L. Ujvari shows you how to use the Houdini Fur tools to create a convincing Lion Fur Animation and much more.

    Houdini Destruction Series: Missile Strike volume 1

    Houdini Destruction Series: Missile Strike volume 1

    This project is intense, so get ready to absorb a lot of useful techniques, methods and tricks to mak...

    Houdini Introduction to Dynamics

    Houdini Introduction to Dynamics

    Varomix DaGreit takes you into DOPs land with a fast and furious truck load of dynamics training compressed into a single training volume. We want to give you more education for your money and the video format is perfect for you to rewind and replay as much as you need.

    Cinema 4D Character Sculpting Services

    Cinema 4D Character Sculpting Services

    Chris Maynard takes the viewer through an artistic resolution of a strong character model while preserving UV and geometry exporting capabilities to 3rd party apps.N

    Houdini Animation Principles

    Houdini Animation Principles

    Become one of the top animators in the VFX industry by unlocking the secrets of Houdini’s node-driven system. Some of the most useful and flexible tools available to the character animator will be revealed in this video.

    Houdini Vein Work

    Houdini Vein Work

    Vidmantas Brukstus leads you through the making of a line-growing effect. The end result is a digit...

    3D Digital Environments Masterclass

    3D Digital Environments Masterclass

    Learn how to build several real projects ranging from digital environments to commercial graphics.

    Houdini Cartoon Effect

    Houdini Cartoon Effect

    Hirai Toyokazu shows you how to make an anime-style cartoon effect and much more.

    Tutorial Info

    CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting Large Poster
    [+]
    [
    º
    ]
    [-]
    Duration: 03.14.45

    Photoshop Matte Painting

    In this video, we show you how to create film quality matte paintings inside of photoshop so that they can later be broken into proper layering for 3d camera moves. We will even show you how to set up one of the shots in After Effects as a bonus track.


    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting
    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting
    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting
    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting
    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting
    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting
    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting
    • CMIVFX Photoshop Matte Painting

    Chapter Descriptions

    Concept

    Everything starts with an idea. In this chapter, we are going to start with a basic sketch and work our way up using reference photographs and color correction tools to create the basic feel of the painting. A very quick and loose process, the idea of this step is to create a solid starting point. We will be looking for relevant photo references and elements to be used in the main painting, and roughly piecing them together to get the general idea on paper.

     

    Groupings

    Time is money. One of the most important things while working in Photoshop with hundreds of layers, is organization. By organizing your layers in a logical way, you will not only make your own life a lot easier, but you will also work much faster, and help the artists working down the pipeline find layers quickly and easily. This translates directly to productivity, not to mention sanity. Afterward, you will never need to use "right click" to find a specific layer among hundreds again!

     

    Sky's the Limit

    The Sky is the limit, and masking will get you there. Learn masking techniques to extract complex shapes from photographs. You will learn how to extract a city skyline from a cloudy, low contrast photo, in 2 minutes or less. Then we will learn to quickly clean the mask of unwanted elements and add details directly to the buildings and incorporate the sky and shoreline into the snowy scene by painting.

     

    Ships Away

    Multiple techniques will be used to mask the ship and remove it from its background. We can then paint in elements that were impossible to save with the mask and begin the process of actually incorporating the ship into the scene by painting on snow and ice. We will also look at the 3D tools built right into Photoshop to put together 3d shipping containers from scratch.

    Color Grading

    Color correction and grading can be an extremely powerful tool. With these simple, yet far-reaching concepts, we will compose the mood of the scene. By manipulating colors and contrast, adding environmental elements like fog, a vignette, and other filters we will create the final, dramatic appearance.

    Layering

    Now we have to clean up our PSD file by organizing and merging down layers where possible. The purpose of a matte painting is to be added to a live plate or to be animated. Naturally, for that we need to send it to camera projection or to compositing. Since we anticipate other artists accessing and working with this file, we need to prepare it in such a way that makes everything easy to find. We will flatten and rename the layers, organize by planes, apply filters, etc. Then we're ready to send to composite.

    Compositing

    Bring it to life! Here we will go over the final After Effects project to show how the animation and camera were created. You will be able to get an idea of how the project is set-up and what is needed to bring a matte painting to life as a 2D animation.

    About the artist

    Oliver Regueiro is a Miami based artists who specializes in photography and matte paintings. He started working on digital environments to incorporate them into his commercial and personal photography workflow, giving him the freedom to place models and elements anywhere imaginable. Oliver uses Adobe photoshop and After Effects, Maya, Vue, and Zbrush to create his environments, mostly based on his own photographs. Because he started creating environments to compose with still photographs, he strives for realism and a high level of detail in all of his work.

    Your Current Products
      123456
      Edit